News and Press Releases of DIW Berlin http://www.diw.de/en/diw_02.c.288763.en News and Press Releases en http://diw.de/sixcms/media.php/37/diw_logo_farbe_mini.jpg DIW Berlin http://diw.de/ Berlin School of Economics Kick-Off! http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.672429.en On thursday September 19, 2019, the Berlin School of Economics will have its official opening ceremony at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin!

For this special occasion, we are glad to welcome Nobel Laureate Jean Tirole, who will be holding the keynote address. 

This event signifies the official start of a joint Berlin-wide career development program and celebrates all those who have made it possible.

We look forward to an evening of friends, colleagues and new guests!

To register please follow the link.


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Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:36:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.672429.en
Lagarde’s ECB Must Modernize http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.671397.en ]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2019 09:46:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.671397.en Pauline Affeldt has successfully defended her dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.672863.en Pauline Affeldt, who works at the Firms and Markets department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Technische Universität Berlin.

The dissertation with the title "Three Essays on the Economics of Merger Control" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel  (Technische Universität Berlin).

We congratulate Pauline on her success and wish her all the best for her future career!


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Tue, 30 Jul 2019 07:09:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.672863.en
Julia Schmieder Receives Two Prizes for her Research http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.670800.en The Vienna University of Economics and Business has awarded Julia Schmieder from the Public Economics department with the Prize for Young Researchers, as well as the Prize for Outstanding Contributions to the Economic Policy Debate in Austria.

The Graduate Center and its dean Prof. Weizsäcker congratulate her on the success!


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Mon, 29 Jul 2019 12:14:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.670800.en
Marcel Fratzscher: „The weakness of the euro area gives the ECB no choice“ http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.670715.en ]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2019 03:45:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.670715.en Mara Barschkett Receives a Scholarship from the Network for Old Age Provision http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.670672.en Mara Berschkett, from the Graduate Center has been granted a scholarship from the Network for Old Age Provision (Forschungsnetzwerk Alterssicherung) from Ocotber 2019 on.

The Dean of the Graduate Center, Prof. Weizsäcker congratulates her on the success!


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Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:05:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.670672.en
Jakob Miethe has successfully defended his dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.670609.en Jakob Miethe, who works at the International Economics department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

The dissertation with the title "Offshore Finance and the Economics of Regulation and Reform" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Lukas Menkhoff (DIW Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. (DIW Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).

We congratulate Jakob on his success and wish him all the best for his future career!


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Wed, 24 Jul 2019 03:55:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.670609.en
Julia Schmieder has successfully defended her dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.670602.en Julia Schmieder, who works at the Public Economics department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.

The dissertation with the title "Essays in Labor and Demographic Economics" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Peter Haan (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Andrea Weber (Central European University).

We congratulate Julia on her success and wish her all the best for her future career.


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Wed, 24 Jul 2019 03:40:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.670602.en
Martin Bruns has successfully defended his dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.669227.en Martin Bruns, who works at the Forecasting and Economic Policy department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.

The dissertation with the title "Essays in Empirical Macroeconomics: Identification in Vector Autoregressive Models and Robust Inference in Early Warning Systems" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Helmut Lütkepohl (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Dieter Nautz (Freie Universität Berlin).

We congratulate Martin on his success and wish him all the best for his future career!


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Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:04:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.669227.en
Tatsiana Kliatskova has successfully defended her dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.669218.en Tatsiana Kliatskova, who works at the Macroeconomics department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.

The dissertation with the title "Essays in International Finance" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Helmut Lütkepohl (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. (DIW Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).

We congratulate Tatsiana on her success and wish her all the best for her future career.


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Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:19:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.669218.en
Khalid ElFayoumi has successfully defended his dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.669212.en Khalid ElFayoumi, who works at the Macroeconomics department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.

The dissertation with the title "Heterogeneity in Macro-Finance: The Role of Disaggregate Dynamics in Aggregate Fluctuations" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Helmut Lütkepohl (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. (DIW Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).

We congratulate Khalid on his success and wish him all the best for his future career!


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Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:06:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.669212.en
Germany’s economic model is not the problem http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.635153.en ]]> Wed, 03 Jul 2019 01:06:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.635153.en Increasing numbers of older individuals in Germany burdened by housing costs http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.635092.en Housing costs have risen sharply since 1996, especially for renters - Two thirds of older renting households spend over 30 percent of their income on rent compared with 38 percent in 1996 – People living alone in particular are affected by high housing costs


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Wed, 03 Jul 2019 09:00:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.635092.en
Maria Metzing has successfully defended her dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.632622.en Maria Metzing, who works at the SOEP department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.

The dissertation with the title "Essays on Inequality: Income Distribution, (Just) Taxation and Well-being" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Carsten Schröder (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb (Freie Universität Berlin). We congratulate Maria on her success and wish her all the best for her future career!

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Mon, 24 Jun 2019 01:49:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.632622.en
Cortnie Anne Shupe has successfully defended her dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.631137.en Cortnie Anne Shupe, who worked at the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.

The dissertation with the title "Household Finances and Labor Supply: The Role of Public Policies" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Carsten Schröder (Freie Universität Berlin, DIW Berlin) and Prof. David Neumark, PhD (University of California Irvine, Institute of Labor Economics).

We congratulate Cortnie on her success and wish her all the best for her future career.


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Thu, 20 Jun 2019 01:07:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.631137.en
Mila Staneva has successfully defended her dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.630021.en Mila Staneva, who worked at the Education and Family Department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.

The dissertation with the title “Employment alongside Bachelor’s Studies in Germany. Implications for Education Outcomes, the School-to-Work Transition, and Social Inequality” was supervised by Prof. Dr. Heike Solga (WZB Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. C. Katharina Spieß (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin).
We congratulate Mila on her success and wish her all the best for her future career!


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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:22:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.630021.en
Germany economy defying an uncertain environment http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.628814.en DIW Berlin expects GDP growth of 0.9 percent for 2019 and 1.7 percent for 2020 – Overall picture remains unchanged: domestic economy is supporting growth, foreign business is subdued - Unemployment continuing to decline - Trade war poses serious risks for the German economy - Municipal finances in need of restructuring


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Thu, 13 Jun 2019 09:50:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.628814.en
Daniel Bierbaumer has successfully defended his dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.624477.en Daniel Bierbaumer, who worked at the Macroeconomics department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

The dissertation with the title "Commodity Pricing, Credit and Capital Flows: The Role of Financial Intermediaries" was supervised by Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D. (DIW Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Florentine Schwark (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

We congratulate Daniel on his success and wish him all the best for his future career!


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Mon, 03 Jun 2019 11:15:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.624477.en
A refugee’s personality is one of the factors which decides how successful integration is http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.622505.en An increased willingness to take risks, reciprocating friendliness, and a conviction that they are in control of their own lives lead to refugees gaining a foothold in Germany faster.  

Refugees who are more willing to take risks, who tend to reciprocate friendliness, and who are more strongly convinced than others are that they are in control of their lives integrate into society faster. This is the result of a study undertaken on the basis of the “IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees in Germany” which researchers from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW) devised in conjunction with researchers from the University of the Saarland and the University of Münster. The study was published recently in the “Collabra: Psychology” journal.


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Tue, 21 May 2019 09:21:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.622505.en
Theresa Entringer joins SOEP http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.622005.en Theresa Entringer completed her doctorate with Prof. Gebauer at the University of Mannheim. Her dissertation, entitled “The Sociocultural Motives Perspective: Personality and the social motive for assimilation versus contrast”, investigates why and to what degree sociocultural contexts moderate the relationship between the self-concept and socially and individually relevant variables such as religiosity, prosociality, and self-esteem. Since May, Theresa Entringer has been part of the GDR-Past and Mental Health: Risk and Protection Factors ( DDR-PSYCH) project and will be conducting research on protective and risk factors for psychological health in East vs. West Germany.


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Fri, 17 May 2019 12:11:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.622005.en